Monday, November 12, 2018

Frank Sebest

Frank Michael Sebest

September 24, 1923
Cliffside Park, NJ

November 28, 2010
Fair Lawn, NJ

1941-42 Cliffside Park High School - New Jersey (High School)
1942-43 Temple University (College)
1943-44 Cliffside AC - New Jersey (Independent)
1943-44 Bainbridge Naval Station (Military)
1944-45 Cliffside AC - New Jersey (Independent)
1946-47 St. John's University (College)
1947-48 Williamsport Billies (EPBL)
1948-49 Williamsport Billies (EPBL)
1948-49 Utica Olympics (NYSL)
1949-50 Williamsport Billies (EPBL)
1952-53 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
1952-53 Jersey City Titans (Independent)

After leaving Cliffside Park HS, Sebest entered Temple but left after a year to serve in the U.S. Navy during WW2. Stationed at Bainbridge, he was able to play basketball with his neighborhood friends at Cliffside AC when on leave. After the war, he enrolled at St. John's and played there. Sebest would play professionally for a few seasons. He would leave basketball and take employment with Hemingway Trucking where he would stay until retiring.

It appears Sebest played under the name "Frank Cobb" in January of 1948 when he first joined the Billies. (re: Sunbury Daily Item, March 1, 1948)

Frank married Christine Capitelli and they had a son and a daughter.

Obituary, Record/Herald News, November 30, 2010


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